Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Material Operations Clerk I

    Job ID
    Temporary Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

    Under general supervision of department manager and department supervisors, the Material Operations Clerk 1 is part of a team that unloads, processes and delivers goods, freight and mail on a daily basis to Center locations both on and off the main campus.  This position requires accuracy, attention to detail, good driving skills and a consistently high level of customer service.  Adhering to product handling/storage guidelines, proper chain of custody for all product and confidentiality guidelines is essential.


    • Unload and load trucks.  Examine freight and notify supervisor or manager of any damage or shortages.
    • Receive and process goods from vendors.  Verify all part numbers, quantities and purchase order information.  Notify supervisor or manager of any discrepancies.  Follow proper handling, packaging and storage guidelines for perishables, chemicals and hazardous goods.  Enter receipts into the PeopleSoft system and attach documentation to goods for proper routing to end users.  Route packages to Vuetura stations.
    • Deliver packages throughout the Center verifying correct delivery location and obtaining delivery confirmation using handheld scanners.  Pick up and deliver mail at designated mailstop locations.  Drive department vans for off-campus deliveries and pickups.  
    • Fulfill stockroom requests by picking, processing and delivering goods to customers.  Assist with in-house moves transporting equipment and records for customers by completing assigned work orders. Provide customer service to department visitors using the mail system, FedEx station or picking up packages.  Assist other team members as necessary.  Keep work spaces clean, organized and free of clutter. 
    • Operate hand trucks, carts, vehicles, handheld scanners, computers, faxes, printers, powered and non-powered pallet jacks, table lifts and forklifts. Position requires frequent lifting of items up to 50lbs, and occasional lifting of items up to 100lbs. Position requires frequent bending, stooping, reaching, walking and lifting. Work area includes enclosed offices, loading docks, vehicles, and outdoor parking areas in weather.   


    High School diploma, GED or the equivalent.  Six months of related experience.  Ability to lift and move 50lbs on a regular basis.  Experience working in an environment that practices electronic record keeping and transacting.  Valid Washington State driver’s license and a good driving record.  Ability to follow written and verbal directions. Previous experience with handheld scanners/barcode scanning and forklift experience is desirable but not necessary.  Good customer service and communication skills.

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    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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